This function can be accessed in two ways:
·Through the selection of the "Copy/Promote to New Site Collection" option within the Site Migration Wizard (start at step 1 below).
·Through the selection of the "Promote to Site Collection" button in the Sites section of the Migrator tab. Note: this option will only be available for site and site collections that have already been loaded into the Navigator pane. (start at step 2 below).
Upon selecting to Copy a site, the Site Migration Wizard will be generated. The following are the steps required to copy/promote a site or site collection to a new site collection. (If you would like to copy a site that was not previously loaded in the Navigator pane, then first follow the steps in the Copy Sites Without Loading The Source or Target Site in the Navigator pane section, if you would like to promote a site collection or my sites that were not previously loaded in the Navigator pane, then first follow the steps in the Copy Site collections and My Sites Without Loading into the Navigator Pane section):
1.On the "Select which type of site copy should be run" page of the wizard, select Copy/Promote to New Site Collection as the type of site copy you wish to perform. Click Next.
2.Specify the Target Central Admin URL. Click Connect.
3.Enter the Target Site collection URL.
4.Select the options you would like applied to the copy/promote of your site/sitecollection/mysites and click Next.
5.The Summary page will provide you with a thorough overview of what you are about to copy over. If you are satisfied with the settings for your site copy, click Finish.